Sunday, October 25, 2009

It Has Its Days…

Sure.  Michigan spends at least 5 months of the year under several feet of snow, ice, slush, and rain, but it does have its moments.  Today being one of them.

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It’s peak season for our area in Michigan, and our trees were just begging to be photographed.  We went to one of our favorite places and spent the day.  How ‘bout them apples, eh?

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Do you ride in a tractor pulled covered wagon to pick yours?

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And do you have two adorable little rugrats to keep you warm on those wagons?

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How ‘bout this hottie hottie booma-lottie?  Wanna little tidbit of info about JaG?  I’m a scarf person.  I’m pretty much obsessed with them.  Something about them keeps me toasty warm.

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The highlight of my day came at the expense of my father-in-law.  He thought he could go on this bounce house obstacle course.

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Instead, he ended up taking out this little boy.  Nearly wet my pants on that one.  As a matter of fact, my hubby and I are cracking up as I type this.

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And lastly…I got lost in a corn maze.  I know what you’re thinking, but let me tell you *I. got. lost!*  We’re talking “how are we going to survive the winter in here” lost.  Don’t believe me?

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You see that tall cornstalk?  That’s me underneath it.  Thank goodness my in-laws have some sense of direction—that and the invention of cell phones saved us from a doomed life of surviving on apples and corn.

71 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I enjoyed your post so much and I miss Michigan this time of year!! I miss the vivid colors and the Cider Mills, Apple Orchards, and Pumpkin patches. I live in NC now and just yesterday posted the things here in the South that I never saw growing up in Michigan! I love my new home here in the South but do miss Michigan in the Fall!

Mom's Place said...

I love all the colors of autumn!!!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

the images r wonderful Pam. we don't have foliage like that here in texas & the family, such a cutie :)

Andrea said...

I absolutly LOVE this time of year! Your pics are great! the colors are amazing.

ABandCsMom said...

I too live in Michigan. However, it's no where near as pretty around these parts. We have had wind and rain the last few days. Our color hasn't yet reached peak. It may not now, due to the wind and rain. Those apples made my mouth water!!

Lori said...

Your pictures are gorgeous ~ looks like you had a wonderful day!

Lizzy said...

The first picture is breath taking, nothing like that here in California.
~Lizzy

LAURA said...

those pictures of you FIL are hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing...thanks for making my evening.

SouthernGalsBoutique said...

I laughed so hard at this!!!!
I'm from MI originally..and your post made me miss it that much more!!! I'll be up there next year for Thanksgiving.. and while I know its not likely.. I'm hoping there is some trace of fall still.. and not the white stuff my kids are so hoping for!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Chris, I loved coming here a year ago and I love coming back to this day! Always something to smile about and tonight? I giggled out loud! The image of your father in law coming down with that kid was too much! Love the snap of you and your man :) Have a beautiful week!! PS ~ I am so envious of your location!!!

Rainy Day Farm said...

There is nothing funnier that seeing your father-in-law wiping out a little kid. Made my day. I am going to crack up about this one for days. Thanks for the pics.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Gorgeous photos. We are under snow now in Colorado and really missed out on our normal amazing autumn colors we usually have. Winter started too soon this year.
My dad has always called us kids rugrats. I've never heard anyone else use that phrase. How fun.
Love the scarves. I wear many in all our coldness here.
And the corn maze is awesome. Reminded me of "Field of Dreams" when Kevin Costner was yelling at one of the baseball players and he said, "You are guest in MY corn!" Haha.
The FIL taking out the little boy is classic :o)

Pam said...

Fun day and I love your scarf. Our pumpkin patch doesn't have a covered wagon and I'm jealous!

Buffy said...

Great pictures--we have a place kinda like that here in KY, thanks for sharing. I love this time of year and enjoy keeping up with your blog:) Happy Fall!

Hopefull said...

Great pictures! Super cute of you and your guy.....video of your father in law would have made my night - which I need since the Angels are losing to the yankees - again :(

{ L } said...

Wow! So gorgeous!

Debbie said...

oh my the colors are just gorgeous!

We once got lost in a maze in Denmark... (we- the whole family). Not sure how long we wandered before another group came through and passed us...and we followed them out.

Jerri-Lea said...

Love, love, love the first shot!! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather while it lasts!

The Childrens Nest said...

Ok your little comment about your father-in-law literally is making me laugh so hard I had to show my husband and he was dying as well!! That needs to be a published picture! Love it! Thanks for the laugh... and BTW I love your fall colors in MI, Colorado's have been amazing this year!!! Take care...

Barbie said...

What beautiful pictures!! Looks like a fun family day!

Michelle said...

Im laughing my head off and I don't even know your father in law! 2 cute!!! Looks like a great day. Trees aren't quite that beautiful in Illinois, but they are nice!
Xo

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

Ew. Michigan. Although, I do enjoy Kalamazoo and am looking in to EMU because Ohio students get to pay the in-state prices.

Oh, go Bucks! (Which tremendously suck right now.)

Anyways, those pictures really are beautiful! The trees are perfect around this time of year, the best colors appear just before all of the leaves fall to the ground!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Oh my gosh I am loving that your f-in-law took out some kid on that slide! I love those slides by the way so I totally don't blame him for wanting to join the fun, but those pictures are priceless! Oh yes, and the fall colors are nice too :). Also, I so WANT to be a scarf girl, but I always feel like I'm being strangled by a boa constrictor when I wear one. Plus they give me a double chin which I'm not too fond of. You look fab in yours.

Glad you made it out of the field and the children of the corn didn't get you. We would have missed you :).

Rachel and Jacob said...

I love your blog but tonight it made me laugh out loud! Im still laughing about it. tell your father-in-law thank you for me!

Kristen said...

That looks like SO much fun! The slide ones of your FIL made me laugh out loud. And the hottie hottie is you - you look so cute in a scarf! What a great day with the fam.

DANIELLE said...

HOLY MY GOODNESS those pics are incredible!!! It makes me happy to see some good stuff since I just checked all my favorite photography blogs and nothin' new. So, thanks! :)

I wonder how they get their apple so big and bird-free?? Our apples are quite small and the birds had a hey-day. BUT, since we just moved to this house and I've ALWAYS wanted an apple tree and got one, I'm happy.

Kristen said...

these pictures are beautiful!!

passion4pink said...

I really enjoyed the photos!! You have a gorgeous family, your father in law is a good bloke joining in on the fun LOL. I might go back and have another look, soooo funny !!

~ Dawn ~ said...

What beautiful pictures! I am laughing so hard that your FIL took out some kid. Poor kid! Seriously, looking at those pics are just making me crack up! Have a great week!!

Genn said...

Hi,
just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Genn and I forget how I found your blog, but I love it. You post the cutest stuff, and great ideas.

Beautiful pictures of the fall colors! I wish we had trees that looked like that in Southern Ca. :)

arkie said...

Absolutely beautiful trees! Thanks for sharing!

HouseMama said...

Oh man...I thought you were gonna say that the man in the sweatshirt kept you warm. :)

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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh my...cell phones to the rescue!

Your FIL...Hee!

And Michigan in the fall...swoon!

Lil' Woman said...

Looks like such fun...that picture of your FIL had me crying laughing! :)

Southern Gal said...

Yay for fall! Looks like a wonderful day...except for your father-in-law's little tumble. Too bad you didn't have a video camera.

We're going to a corn maze for the first time next month and now you've got me scared. I was already paranoid about it. Maybe I can back out. No, I planned this stupid field trip so I have to go. Maybe I can sit outside the maze and just watch. Oh. I shouldn't have read that last part...

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures! I grew up in MI and all of my family is still there (Monroe). I lived on the west coast under the thumb. What part are you in?

Leslie said...

I visited MI for the first time this summer...and fell in love!
So different from Texas...can't wait to go back.

Cottonwood Tales said...

Loved this post!! Pictures are beautiful!! Oh and those apples!! We dont see apples growing like that here in Central Texas!!

I enjoy your blog so much!
Have a great day,
Karen in "no apples" Central Texas!

Petit Debutant said...

LOL you crack me up!

Carla said...

Gorgeous pics! Nice pic of you and Hubby too. Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

Such a great post - on so many levels!! I think it's great that you got pictures of your FIL taking that kid out. lol I'm still laughing!

I'm giving away a Hobby Lobby gift card at my blog this week. Come check it out. :)

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

I'm a Michigander, too and I must say it is gorgeous here right now.... but I'm not looking forward to the 4 or so months of cold and snow :( That is too funny about your father-in-law!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girl you have just made my day!!! The site of your FIL on that slide ..too funny! Bless his heart, you gotta give it to him fore trying. I know what you mean about the corn...lets just say my kids will never bring me along again..ha! Glad that yall had fun and you wont have to hold out there for the winter....{[hugs}}

Jen said...

You crack me up :) I love how you tell your stories - love the picture of you & hubby - love all the pictures!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I live on the Michigan/Ohio border so I totally relate to your post. The fall leaves are amazing in Northern Michigan this time of year.

Dawnisha said...

Ahahaha! Loved the pic of your FIL...thanks for the laugh!! :)

Tammy said...

Wow! Those trees are beautiful!! Wish FLorida had such pretty Fall seasons. Thanks for the laugh! Tammy

B.E.A said...

Hilarious! I love the bouncy slide picture!!

writing4612 said...

That first picture is just breathtaking! I love this rttime if year.

The pics of youe FIL on that bouncy slide are funny and crazy at the same time. My Granddaddy would never attempt that, but my Papa would. :)

Dee said...

you got some BEAUTIFUL pictures! The leaves haven't changed all the way yet here and we don't get snow(well maybe about an inch every few years)...I'm hoping next week the leaves will be changed enough so I can get some pictures like this!

ashley morgan said...

So funny! And, the pictures are beautiful. I wish we got a little of that color in L.A.

Mrs. E said...

Thanks for the jumpy slide photos...cracked me up!

Sarah said...

SO funny you are! I LOVED the bouncy slide pics...I would have peed my pants. And glad you are not foraging for nuts and berries today.

jociegal said...

That looks so lovely and beautiful and just how autumn should look. I have never been to Michigan, but based on those pics, I would love to check it out.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Your blog is simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land last week and have been addicted to your site ever since. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

I have so much to learn. :)

-Francesca

Katie said...

I didn't realize you were a fellow Michigander! We were also out enjoying the fall weather this weekend, a really beautiful day after the buckets of rain we've been getting with. Love that your FIL went down the blow up slide!

Willo said...

There really isn't anywhere better this time of year.

Brooke said...

I am beyond jealous of the colorful trees. Being in Arizona, the only color changes we see is the green grass turn brown which matches the brown dirt and brown gravel. Oh how I wish I could see what you see.

LoriLyn said...

I can't tell you how jealous I am of your fall color!! Try to remember it when you're living in the slush and ice. And, I'm with you on the scarves. I bought 2 new ones today :)

Laura said...

Thank you so much for the laughs!! I seriously needed that. I really could not stop laughing. Hilarious! Looks beautiful where you are at!

Wendy said...

gorgeous! looks much nicer than our 80degree weather! We went to a corn maze this weekend & I got a sunburn!

Danielle and Clint said...

Stop! My sides hurt!! That picture with your father in law was hilarious!

Jill said...

I grew up in Michigan and lived there 37 years. I love going "home" to see family and the beauty of nature.

Sparrow's Nest said...

I cracked up the whole way through your post. My husband was like "What?" Good stuff! The pictures are priceless. I love a good laugh. Especially when it's not me doing the stupid stuff.

Richella said...

This sure makes me miss Michigan. Yes, the winters are hard, but the autumns? Oh, my goodness. I get all drooly just thinking about fresh apple cider. There's just something REAL about Michigan in the fall. Thanks for the taste!

Melanie said...

I can't believe those apples! They are beautiful! I live in Florida and we don't have trees that color and apples on the trees BUT we don't have the cold weather either! I am moving to northern Kentucky next week and I am so afraid of the weather up there:(

Genie Marie said...

I am scarf obsessed too...my husband doesn't understand why I need one to match different outfits....I have bought 3 in the last 3 weeks..it's bad. And the pics of your father in law...seriously was dying laughing...what are the chances of you catching that on film...they are priceless!!!! Love your blog!

Stephanie B said...

I am still giggling over the slide. To funny. Thanks for sharing!! Such pretty tree colors.

Casa Cannon said...

what a great picture of you two!! love the fall snaps.

Barb said...

Really enjoyed your post. Actually I enjoy alllll your posts, but the fall tree pictures are super. And that fall from Jeff was tooooo funny. What a great day everyone had I'm sure.

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